Monday, December 5, 2016

Flower Fairies

I love these little flower fairies more and more with each one I make.  I see personality and enthusiasm for an enchanted life begin to appear in them during the creative process.

The fairy is tied to the make magic card with some rustic twine.  The back of the card reads as follows:

Meet your new Flower Fairy!
Your first job is to design the setting of your fairy's adventures.  Will you make a forest, a garden, and ocean, or an outer space scene?  Use paints, crayons or colored pencils on the background.  {You might use both sides to create 2 different scenes!}
Enjoy many adventures with your fairy!

There is a 12 x 4.5 inch piece of sturdy watercolor paper tucked in the middle.

If you see one you must have EMAIL me immediately, so that I can invoice you and get it into your hands.  Unclaimed fairies are going on home seeking adventure on Wednesday, so act quickly.  $12 includes shipping!

Special requests are always considered!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Coconut Macaroons are Delicious and Available for a Limited Time

A baker's dozen of delicious coconut macaroons--yum!

I remember coming home from college one December with no idea for how I was going to pay for books the next semester.  My mom and I sold her delicious fudge by special order, and by the time I went back to school I had enough money for books.

Most of my income streams dry up between mid December and mid January, but the bills keep coming.  So I was thinking about food I make that people think is super delicious, and I'm going with my coconut macaroons.  People LOVE them!  Even some people who don't think they like coconut like these.

So here is what I'm doing:

  • For the next month I am baking and selling my super delicious coconut macaroons packaged in a large Chinese food container with some colorful tissue paper.  
  • The price is $10 for a baker's dozen.  
  • Pick up is at my house in Barberton.  The pick up schedule is listed below.  
  • I will ship anywhere in the continental U.S. for $4 a box.  
  • If you're local I will deliver orders of 8 or more boxes to you for FREE.


Coconut Macaroons
I'm full of yummy coconut macaroons!  What a delicious gift!

You might already be overflowing with ideas for these amazing treats, but here are a few suggestions:

  • Hostess gift
  • Secret Santa
  • Holiday party
  • Teacher gift
  • Cookie exchange
  • Great with tea
  • Family gathering
  • New Year's Eve Party
  • New Year's Dinner
  • Just because
  • Coworker gifts
  • Neighbor gifts
  • Every member of your family


Coconut Macaroons
What a great treat for any festive occasions!

I have a lofty goal:
By selling 150+ boxes by New Year's Day, and I will be able to pay my two largest monthly bills!

Place your orders now, so that you are not left out of this yummy win-win opportunity.  Just let me know what date you want to pick them up!

Here's how it works:

You place your order and pay by the first date, and then you pick up your packages from me on the second date.  {I will send you my address when I receive your order.}

Please place large orders ASAP with the date you want them to be delivered, shipped, or picked up in the "note to seller" section when you pay.

Order by Dec. 3 for pick up on Dec. 4, between noon and 3 p.m.
Order by Dec. 9 for pick up on Dec. 11, between noon and 3 p.m.
Order by Dec. 16 for pick up on Dec. 18, between noon and 3 p.m.
Order by Dec. 20 for pick up on Dec. 22, between 4 and 7 p.m.
Order by Dec. 27 for pick up on Dec. 29, between 4 and 7 p.m.


Coconut Macaroons
Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Host a Home or Workplace Brave Art Trunk Show


December is a wonderful time of year to share all of the goodies I make with your friends, neighbors, and coworkers.  Most people are looking for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, secret Santa, and just because gifts.


It's so simple and fun!  You and I choose a date and time.  I show up with a couple boxes of goodies that I display.  I am happy to talk about my creative process or gifts that fit together nicely in a package or even do a painting demo.  Your friends shop and buy unique one of a kind local art!

What's in it for you?  As the host/hostess you receive 15% of total sales in free stuff that you get to choose.  Your friends buy $500 of goodness, and you get $75 in stuff for free.

Email me or message me on FB to set up a party.  I still have many possible openings over the next 3 weeks!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts


Why not give gift certificates from Brave Art to the people you love?  You can give so much more than a mass produced big box store item.

Here are some of the ways Brave Art Gift Certificates can be used:

Give a private shopping trip to my studio, for a time we set up together.  Many items in my studio are under $25--wands, flower fairies, small canvas paintings, inspirational watercolors, and card sets.  If someone special has had their eye on a larger piece of art, this is a great way to surprise them, too!

Give an art class, art lessons, workshop, or painting party with a gift certificate.  Art lessons begin at $20.  Most 6 week classes are $90.  One space at a painting party begins at $25 or give a whole party to a group of family or friends!

We can also customize an experience just for you and those you love!  Why not have a painting party when all your cousins are visiting over the holidays?  Why not host a paper making workshop for your girlfriends?  Why not make art for New Year's Eve?

Gift Certificates can be given in any dollar amount.  Paypal has a little printable gift certificate, but I would like to send you a handmade card with a gift certificate enclosed.  It has much more of my creativity infused in it!   If you have questions, email me.

I look forward to making your holiday season and new year overflow with creativity!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Week of Gift Giving Delights--Friday: Brave Crafting Adventure Club

I am so excited to start the Brave Crafting Adventure Club!
See all the details HERE.
It's going to be so fun!
If you have questions, email me!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Week of Gift Giving Delights Wednesday--Little Cubed Canvases





This week I am going to post a new special offering each evening, around 9 and 10 p.m.  This is the week when gift purchasing really seems to explode, and I wish to invite you to buy handmade, original, and local fine art and artisan work.  When you buy from me you are literally helping me pay my rent and utilities, feed my son, put gas in my car, and buy insurance.  In exchange you receive one of a kind handmade and inspirational pieces of art.  It's such a win-win!

I am also hosting a Studio Pop Up Sale this Friday evening, 5-8 p.m. at my studio in the Art Center on Tusc., 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH  44203.  Avoid the craziness of Black Friday and enjoy Christmas music and tea in my studio.

I will also be in my studio Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m., during Barberton's Christmas Light Walk. There will be merriment for people of all ages all around Barberton.  This event is busy, big, and bright!

So here is today's offering:

Little Cubed Canvases

This little fellows have been popular since I first unveiled them.  Unlike the larger canvases I create that require a piece of wall real estate, these little bursts of inspiration and whimsy are 4 inches x 4 inches x 1 inch and tuck neatly onto a shelf, a desk, a window sill and many other nooks and crannies.




At $20 these itty bitties are a great gift for friends, coworkers, and anyone who can use a splash of colorful cheer in their life.

When you select those you must have, leave a description in the note to the seller.  I will email you if for it has already sold or I'm not sure which ones you want.




Why buy this week?
  • Free shipping
  • If you pick it up at my studio this weekend, I will take an additional 10% off.  Just $18 each!
  • Each piece is one of a kind and unique
  • You can check off many names from your gift giving list
  • Purchase original art for a surprisingly low price
Help us find our forever homes!

Purchase Little Cubed Canvases Now



Email me to hold specific little cubed canvases at my studio for you to pick up this weekend

Week of Gift Giving Delights, Tuesday--Painting Parties





This week I am going to post a new special offering each evening, around 9 and 10 p.m.  This is the week when gift purchasing really seems to explode, and I wish to invite you to buy handmade, original, and local fine art and artisan work.  When you buy from me you are literally helping me pay my rent and utilities, feed my son, put gas in my car, and buy insurance.  In exchange you receive one of a kind handmade and inspirational pieces of art.  It's such a win-win!

I am also hosting a Studio Pop Up Sale this Friday evening, 5-8 p.m. at my studio in the Art Center on Tusc., 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH  44203.  Avoid the craziness of Black Friday and enjoy Christmas music and tea in my studio.

I will also be in my studio Saturday evening, 5-9 p.m., during Barberton's Christmas Light Walk. There will be merriment for people of all ages all around Barberton.  This event is busy, big, and bright!

So here is today's offering:

Painting Parties

Painting Parties with me are one of the most fun and relaxed ways to celebrate anything with a group of your family or  friends.  You and I choose a date and a painting theme.  I show you one or more samples.  You provide the location and treats.  I provide the canvases, painting supplies, art instruction and positive support.

Painting parties are a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, family reunion, gathering of friendship, girls' night out, team building, corporate event.  It can even be a fundraiser--ask for details.



Here are the general pricing guidelines:

11x14 canvas $25 per person
16x20 canvas $35 per person
{If at least 6 people pay to paint, the host or hostess paints for free}

I can provide a location for an additional $5 per person
If I travel more than 30 minutes I charge a small travel expense fee

This week I am booking parties for the next year!

Benefits of booking this week:

  • You don't need to worry about what you're doing for that upcoming event
  • The date is locked in for you for a small deposit of $30 bucks
  • You immediately receive a very special coupon for 50% off any one item in my studio, including my large paintings
So email me now to book your painting party!